50th FLASHBACK SPECIAL EVENT
GRAND NATIONAL POWDER 8’s LOCAL QUALIFIER
Calling All You Style Cats Out There | Strut Your Stuff in Cody Bowl
REGISTRATION | JANUARY 5-8 (NOON), 2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 10:30 am | Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Backcountry
WHO: YOU! A Teton County Wyoming Idaho Local… And a partner Been working on that Jackson Hole turn since ’78? Time to tune-up and take it to Cody for some friendly competition (for a big kitty) coming from 21 other local teams.
WHAT: POWDER 8 Returns Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is bringing back a historic competition to the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl.
WHEN: SAT 1.16.16–Local Qualifier for the GoPro Grand National Powder 8’s – winning teams will go on to compete in the big kahuna to be held later-winter on February 6, 2016.
WHY: HISTORY Bringing back a beloved tradition for a continued installment of properly celebrating JHMR’s 50th anniversary. After 1.16.16 Powder 8 Local Qualifier Competition on the Powder 8 Face of Cody Bowl, local victors challenge invited regional teams to the Grand National Powder 8 Grand Reunion Weekend Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, 2016.
LOCAL QUALIFIER NEED-TO-KNOW:
How to Register: Contact Kathryn Brackenridge
REGISTRATION: Kathryn Brackenridge | Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Events Manager | Kathryn.Brackenridge@jacksonhole.com | 307.739.2770
Registration Window & Questions:
Important Dates & Times:
Requiring Each Competitor: Signed Liability Release, Carry Necessary Avy Gear, Beacon (minimum requirement for backcountry safety gear)
Big Picture, Nitty Gritty’s & FAQ:
$5,000 Winning Team
$3,000 Runners Up
Not-To-Be-Forgotten: THE RULES + Judging Criteria of Five Select Judges TBA
USA Powder 8 Championship Rules
Three components, 15 points each
Line of Descent = path of linked 8’s should be straight down, not necessarily following the fall line.
OTHER: Potential Fine Print of Additional Info to be edited below:
Over 15 teams from around the Rockies have been invited to come to Jackson to compete in this restored tradition on Saturday, February 6th during the heart of JHMR’s continued 50th anniversary celebrations, namely the Grand Reunion Weekend Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, 2016.
The nationally recognized event, which ran from 1975 until 2001, will feature:
Taken together a total of 22 teams all gunning for over $10,000 in cash and prizes.
An annual competition, which took place for over two decades in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (then closed) Backcountry, was first won by Pepi Stiegler and Peter Habeler, and a long tradition of participating and winning teams were fielded from some of the best resorts in the Rocky Mountain region, including Vail, Aspen, Whistler, Big Sky, Bridger Bowl, Snowbird and Sun Valley and more-hopefully if not all of which are sending teams. Held outside of the ski area boundary, before the backcountry gates were open to the public, the event was nationally renowned for years, and winners were then sent to the World Championships held at Mike Wiegele’s heli ski operation. With the opening of the backcountry gates in the winter 1999-2000 and the decreasing popularity of synchronized skiing, the resort stopped hosting the competition after 2001. JHMR is proud to bring back this time-honored competition for the 50th anniversary celebrations. As tradition would have it teams will be judged on, synchronization, symmetry of the 8’s, and skiers style. Five judges will be announced.